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Weekly News Roundup: The Military Hates Whales, Warming to Bloggers

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By Melissa Lafsky
Nov 14, 2008 7:46 PMNov 5, 2019 1:29 AM


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• Transition! Transition! (Insert music here). So here's the question of the day: Will Obama create a National Energy Council? • Just in time for winter: A complete history of the flu through the ages. • The military fought the whales... and won. • What, "Global Warming Poobah" was already taken? Gore offered (but turned down) job as White House "Climate Czar." • We can't decide if this is heartening (drivers are being safe!) or mortally depressing: California air pollution kills more people per year than car crashes. • A soldier-blogger gets his moment in the spotlight—though the real question is, what does he think of Trooptube?

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